‘Tis the Season – Penny Black Merry and Joy Inspiration #5

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I have another card to share with you using Penny Black products from the ‘Merry and Joy’ release.

This card is not my usual go-to style, but it was fun making something a little different. I die cut the Scarlet Season creative die from red and green coloured card stock. I adhered the skeleton die cut layer over the top of the red flowers, but for the leaves, I used the skeleton die and embossed the details into the leaves using an embossing mat in my die cutting machine.

I created a thicker Merry sentiment, by adhering several layers together. The ‘Tis the Season’ sentiment is from an older sentiment set called Holiday Snippets.

I did lots of ink blending in the background. The cursive handwriting stamp is called Script, which is an older cling stamp.

I covered the red flowers and the merry sentiment with a little bit of clear shimmer pen.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me,

Until next time,

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Spotlight on Sweet Spring – Penny Black 4

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones. I’m back today with my fourth card for Penny Black, using products from their latest catalogue called Sweet Spring. For today’s card and tag, I’ve used a rubber stamp called Blissful Blooms.

Blissful Blooms

I create the card and the tag (Tagged Creative die), I placed the Blissful Bloom stamp onto a stamping positioning tool. I then used both Distress markers and Tombow markers to colour directly onto the rubber stamp. Once coloured, I spritzed the stamp with some water from a spray bottle and then stamped it onto the watercolour paper. I immediately heat set it with a heat tool. I love the water coloured effect that this technique creates.

To intensify the shading on the leaves and stems, I used some Prismacolor pencils. I placed some Nuvo Crystal drops onto the centres of the flowers.

The sentiment comes from the Happy Critters stamp set.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 40-600 Blissful Blossoms stamp
Penny Black 30-479 Happy Critters stamp set
Penny Black 51-007 Tagged Creative die set


Stamps: Penny Black Blissful Blossoms and Happy Critters stamp set

Card: Watercolour card stock, Aubergine coloured card stock

Ink: Distress Markers – Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs, Tombow markers – Green 177, Pink 703), VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils (PC1090 Kelp Green, PC1096 Kelly Green, PM121 Colorless blender), Stamp positioner, Water spray bottle, Penny Black Tagged Creative die, Cuttlebug, Heat tool, Nuvo Crystal drops – Ivory Seashell, Cotton thread.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a blessed Easter.



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I Love You – Jane’s Doodles

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Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Jane’s Doodles blog last week – using one of my favourite JD sets called Love Birds.

I die cut several circles from masking paper and then inked up the circles with various Distress inks. I made sure to place the larger circles where I wanted the birds to be. I did a little bit of water flicking to distress the circles a bit, but as I didn’t use watercolour paper, it didn’t react with the inks quite like I had hoped. I then stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers, before fussy cutting them out and adhering them to the card. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base.


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Love Birds stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress ink – Mermaid Lagoon, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Spellbinders circle dies, Cuttlebug, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Ink blending tool, Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by – I’m off to bed!



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Just a Little Love Note – Penny Black

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I’m stopping in tonight with a cute Penny Black critter card just in time for Valentine’s Day. This cute hedgehog is from the Furry Hugs stamp set and the sentiment and envelope are from the Smitten stamp set.

I hand cut the clouds from some masking paper and just moved it around and sponged on some Salty Ocean distress ink. The images are stamped and coloured with Copic markers.

 Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-402 Furry Hugs stamp set
Penny Black 30-455 Smitten stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black Smitten and Furry Hugs stamp sets

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Distress Inks – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic marker, Masking paper, scissors, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Ink blending tool, adhesive

I hope you are having a fabulous week.



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You’re a Blast!

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Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussies! We have had a lovely and relaxed day – a BBQ with friends while the kids slipped and slid down a homemade waterslide. Good food, good friends and celebrating a wonderful country such as ours!

Anyway, popping in with a tag that I made for the Jane’s Doodles blog this week using to To the Moon set.


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles To the Moon stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Distress Ink – Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, VersaFine Onyx black ink, White Pigment ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Penny Black Tag it die, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts embossing powder – white, Heat tool, Anti-ststic powder bag, Pearlised water (Ranger perfect pearls and water in a spray bottle), 3D mounting foam, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Cotton twine

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy your weekend. The new school years starts on Monday and I’m excited to be teaching Year 3 this year!



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Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop – Love themed stamps

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Hello! Welcome to the Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp release – three new stamp sets just in time for Valentine’s Day. You should have arrived from Ange’s blog. If you get lost along the way, there is a list of blog hop contributors at the end of this post.

Without further ado, here are the three new sets.

To The Moon

 Pucker Up!


My first card features the To the Moon set. I had a lot of fun creating my space scene. The background is a mix of Distress Oxide inks (Salty Ocean) and Distress inks (Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot), with some water splatters, some white pigment ink splatters and then I spritzed it with pearlised water to give it some shimmer.

The rocket windows are covered in Glossy Accents to add some dimension.

My next card uses the Pucker Up! and the Stinks! stamp sets. I stamped and coloured the images with Copics, then fussy cut them out. The background has some subtle ink blending to finish off the scene.

My last card is a very simple card made using the Pucker Up! set. Lots of stamping.

In addition to Jane having a 20% off sale on all clear stamps this weekend, she is giving a stamp set of your choice to one lucky winner. All you need to do is comment on all the blogs in the hop and you’ll be in with a chance to win! Good luck!

Blog Hop Order
Marion <—- That’s me


To The Moon card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles To the Moon stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean, Distress Inks – Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, White Pigment Ink,

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Fun foam, Ink Bending tool, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen, Hero Arts white Embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Glossy Accents, Ranger Perfect pearls pigment powder and water (pearlised mix), paintbrush

Love is in the Air card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Pucker Up! and Stinks! stamp sets

Card: Strathmore Bristol Smooth White card stock, Simon Says Stamp wood grain card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Inks – Shabby Shutters, Mermaid Lagoon

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Ink Bending tool, Ranger Enamel accents (Black), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen

Sending Kisses card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Pucker Up! stamp set

Card:  X-Press It blending card, Black card stock

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Memento Luxe Ink – Love Letter

Other Supplies: 3D mounting foam

Your next stop on the hop is Kaja’s amazing blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping,



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